Summer Poems

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

hosta
blue chicory
Queen Anne’s lace
and daylilies
July in Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

old roses

old roses
now in bloom
a few petals fall
from the blue vase
caught by a poem

Published in SMILE, 2011.

Ellen Grace Olinger

sometimes

sometimes
many years
needed to write
a poem
in a few minutes

I may think about something for a long time, write a few notes, and then a poem seems to write itself. Reading many authors also is a great help, and practice. Always learning.

Ellen Grace Olinger